Expertise and the Politics of Failure

Rahel Kunz
Why does it suddenly become essential for World Bank staff to learn how to design a results matrix or a consultation process, whereas they had not even heard of these practices fifteen years ago? What does the increasing prominence of checklists, global indicators, and risk and vulnerability assessments tell us about the why and the how of transformations in global economic governance? Some read these transformations as a manifestation of institutional learning from past failures prompting a
more » ... ures prompting a paradigm shift in development thinking, others interpret this as a logical step in the evolution of advanced capitalism and still others charge that this is mere rhetoric obscuring the fact that we are still essentially within the structural adjustment era (pp. 68-70).
doi:10.21248/gjn.9.2.121 fatcat:xibj2xqlj5fgvihfgtco4xpvda